PeerJ, the journal, is now divided into separate Sections by field.
Section Editors have oversight of their section to ensure the journal maintains a fair peer review process and the highest standards of scientific practice in their fields.
Within each Section, the Academic Editors regularly identify and highlight the most important new PeerJ publications in their field. Learn more & Meet the Section Editors.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Kate Bishop –– The acquisition of viral genes by hosts to use as anti-viral proteins is interesting and this adds to our knowledge of such mechanisms.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Xavier Pochon –– This interesting study investigated the effect of predator (green crabs) and prey (mussels) morphology on prey consumption using a consumer-resource dynamics model across native and invasive ranges of the European green crab (Carcinus maenas).
Editor rating: 7 / 10Raymond Niaura –– There are surprisingly few studies that have compared e-cigarette type products to other methods for cigarette smoking cessation. Although the sample size is small, this study tested ENDs efficacy in a clinically relevant subgroup who are in immediate need of quitting smoking for health reasons.
Editor rating: 8 / 10J. Thewissen –– Modern toothed whales (odontocetes) are interesting because they are able to shed the design constraints that most mammals, including Eocene whales, have (for instance, in the number of teeth and the number of phalanges). Early odontocetes, such as the one described here, are on that path: they are exploring the limits of the mammalian bauplan. We don't know much about the morphology of these groups, so every fossil described helps us understand that evolutionary exploration better.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Albert Gabric –– The work on coralline responses to CC impacts such as acidification is weighted towards tropical ecosystems. This paper provides a useful counterbalance in the literature and as Dr Buscher has noted provides a window on the future of all coralline ecoystems.
At the moment sections are unavailable for environmental science and medical subjects. See subject pages instead.